March 21, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0204

Complainant alleges an Austin police officer sped through a red light without activating sirens or flashing lights, and continued to drive recklessly.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 25, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0204 On March 21, 2022, the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: He had a green light to go straight as he approached , but an APD vehicle speeded through the intersection without having his siren or flashing lights on. When the officer’s traffic light turned green, he swerved around other cars in front of him and sped on towards the intersection at the . The officer flipped on his flashing lights as he approached the red lights going 80 miles an hour. If the officer was on a call, he should have had his flashing lights and siren on the entire time. This notice of complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation to determine if the employee conduct is within compliance of APD policy, Civil Service Rules, and Municipal Civil Service Rules.

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